About CAT 2019

CAT or Common Admission Test, the most popular national level management entrance exam was conducted on November 24 by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode for admission to 20 IIMs and in more than 1000 B-schools across India. The candidates response sheet for CAT has been released on November 29. The admit card for CAT 2019 was released on October 23. The notification for the same was released on July 26. Around 2.5 lakh MBA aspirants have reportedly appeared for the test this year. CAT 2019 was a 3-hour computer-based test consisting of 100 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and Non-MCQ type questions. There were three sections, namely Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). CAT 2019 was held on in two slots - Forenoon (9 AM to 12 PM) and Afternoon (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM). The result of CAT 2019 is announced on January 4, 2020, and the selection procedure initiates with the release of CAT cutoff. Each of the participating institutes of CAT 2019 will execute their individual admission process, however, the shortlisting would be done based on CAT 2019 cutoff. Next, the shortlisted candidates will be called for further selection rounds, namely, Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or both and Personal Interview (PI) rounds for the final admission. Additionally, the newly formed IIMs will administer the Common Admission Process (CAP) where the shortlisted aspirants from all participating IIMs need to appear for WAT and PI rounds.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Duration 3 Hours

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CAT 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

04 Jan, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

04 Dec, 2019 - 06 Dec, 2019

Answer Key - Raise Objection | Mode: Online

29 Nov, 2019

Answer Key | Mode: Online

29 Nov, 2019

Response Sheet of CAT - Start Date | Mode: Online

24 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

23 Oct, 2019 - 24 Nov, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

16 Oct, 2019

Mock test - Start Date | Mode: Online

28 Sep, 2019 - 30 Sep, 2019

Application Correction - Correction Date | Mode: Online

07 Aug, 2019 - 25 Sep, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

IIM Kozhikode has formulated the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria. As per the official eligibility criteria of CAT 2019, a candidate should meet the following parameters-

  • Obtain a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognised university or educational institute.
  • The reserved category candidates, such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD), should secure minimum 45 percentage in Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised university or educational institute.
  • The final year students of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam and those who have completed degree course and are awaiting results can apply for CAT 2019 as well.
  • Aspirants with any professional degree with requisite percentage of marks will be eligible to appear for the exam.
  • Age Limit: There is no limit pertaining to age for appearing in CAT.
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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Paytm | Other

IIM Kozhikode opened the online application process of CAT 2019 from August 7, 2019 till September 25, 2019. The authorities have extended the last date of CAT registration 2019 till September 25, 2019. The application is a three-step process, CAT registration, filling the application form, and paying the application fee. Post-registration, candidates receive a User ID and Password on their registered email and mobile number which has to be used to login to the official website to fill the CAT application form 2019. Candidates needed to select four exam centres as per their convenience.

CAT 2019 application fee- The application fee could be paid through net banking, debit card, credit card, BillDesk, PayU and Paytm.

  CAT Registration/Application Fee                                                                              



Category            

Application Fee

        
            

General and NC-OBC

            

Rs. 1900

SC, ST and PWD            

Rs. 950

        

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1900
General, OBC PWD Online Transgender ₹ 950
SC, ST Online Transgender ₹ 950

Student Appearing Vs Seat Available

Year Student Appeared Seats Available
2018 209405 None
Verbal ability and reading comprehension
Data interpretation and logical reasoning
Quantitative ability (qa)

Perseverance, strategic planning and execution clubbed with positivity pave the path towards success in the most coveted entrance exam, CAT. Candidates would need to start preparing at least 6-8 months prior to the exam to yield the best results. 

Thorough knowledge of the CAT 2019 Syllabus along with the concepts should be the primary focus for all the aspiring test takers followed by practice of previous years' question papers and sample papers. Candidates are advised to take as many timed mock tests as possible to enhance their proficiency. Apart from academic preparation, one should be cautious about their health as well. Staying fit and positive is immensely important until the exam day.

As per the CAT 2019 exam pattern, the computer-based test had three timed sections (VARC, DILR, and QA) carrying a total of 100 questions. The types of questions are both MCQ as well as Non-MCQ questions. Following were the three CAT sections including the sectional durations and marks allotted-    

CAT Exam Pattern 2019                   

            

Name of Section        

            

No. of Questions

        
            

Total Marks

        
            

Duration

        
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)            

34

        
            

102

        
            

60 minutes

        
            

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)        

            

32

        
            

96

        
            

60 minutes

            

Quantitative Ability (QA)

            

34

        
            

102

        
            

60 minutes

        
            

Total

        
            

100

        
            

300

        
            

180 minutes

        


The IIM Kozhikode will conduct CAT 2019 and it has released the official mock test of CAT on October 16. The mock test or the practice test released explains the exam format, pattern as well as the marking scheme and the navigation system to the prospective test takers.

The total duration of CAT mock test 2019 is 3 hours and it included the following-

  • Exam instructions
  • Mock questions pertaining to each section (VARC, DI & LR, and QA)

The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode issued the online CAT 2019 admit card on October 23, 2019 onwards. It will comprise of candidates' personal and test venue details along with exam day guidelines. It is a mandate for all candidates to carry their CAT admit card 2019 on the day of the exam. 

The admit card of CAT 2019 will be available only in online mode. Candidates needed to download the admit card from the official website using their login credentials (user ID and password) and take prints of the same for the exam day, which will be held in last week of November.

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Documents Required at Exam

  • CAT 2019 admit card
  • Photo ID

IIM Kozhikode conducted the exam and released the answer key of CAT 2019 on November 29. The answer key consists of CAT 2019 questions along with the correct answers marked in green colour. The CAT 2019 answer key is available for download on the official website of the exam. The document will be available for all the test takers. Candidates who appeared for the exam on November 24, 2019 can login to the official website to download the pdf file of the answer key.

Test takers are permitted to file an objection if they find any discrepancy in the CAT answer key 2019. The objection filling can be done December 6 by paying a fee of Rs. 1200. Last year, the fee for filing objection was Rs. 1000.

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The result of CAT 2019 has been announced on January 4. The CAT 2019 result is available in online mode only. Based on the result, test-takers will be shortlisted for further selection rounds by respective IIMs and other CAT 2019 participating institutes.  

For downloading the result of CAT 2019, candidates need to insert their login credentials created during registration (User ID and Password). The CAT 2019 scorecard reflects the sectional and overall scores and percentiles obtained by the examinee.

CAT 2019 Toppers

Name of the Candidate

Percentile Scored

Sectional Scores

Elliot Anderson

99.12

78/72/67

Rahul Gupta

100


Ronit Banerjea

99.80


Manisha Barnwal

99.89


Aaryan Sarupria

99.89


Bitanesh Bhattacharya

99.66


Kislay Jha

99.96


Monisha Goyal

99.51


Vineet Jain

99.77


Sukumar Chowdary

99.03


Avinash Singh

99.48


Supratik Sinha

99.35


Rahul Manglik

99.99


Anumay

99.98


Suman Gande

99.43


Karal Maheshwari

99.03


Christy Rajan

99.57

95/86/80.4

The minimum marks or percentile any test taker must secure in order to qualify for further selection rounds is called the CAT cutoff marks/scores. All the IIMs and other participating institutes will release the CAT 2019 cutoff to shortlist the candidates for the selection procedure.

The factors that affect the cutoff of CAT 2019 are-

  •    The total number of CAT test takers 
  •    The level of difficulty of the exam
  •    Number of test takers qualifying for the next rounds 
  •    The total number of seats 
  •    Institute of repute or ranking.

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The selection procedure of CAT 2019 is a two-step process followed by all the IIMs and other CAT score accepting management institutes. Candidates will first have to appear for CAT 2019. Based on the performance of the test, examinees will be shortlisted for the second CAT selection process. All shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD), Writing Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI). The participating institutes and IIMs will render some weightage to each mentioned factor as per their respective admission processes before finalising the students for admissions to management programmes.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10th, 12th, graduation, and professional (if applicable) mark sheets
  • 10th, 12th, graduation, and professional (if available) degree certificates
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Admission letter
  • CAT admit card
  • Address proof of parents
  • Passport size photographs (colour/black & white)
  • Others

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When can we expect the CAT 2019 result to be announced?

Answer:

 As per the notification issued by IIM Kozikhode, has announced the CAT result 2019 on January 4. 

Question: Is there going to be a common cutoff for CAT 2019 for the next round of selection?

Answer:

Individual IIMs will release the CAT 2019 cutoff for the batch of 2020-2022.  Each IIM will release their own cuoff for the next round of selection. The cutoff of CAT 2019  that is released by individual institutes is different for various categories. 

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I got 92.06551 in jee mains.what rank i will get in obc cat

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

Hii

Your general rank canbe calculated by the formula (100-92.06551)*8.69lakh/100

That equals 69000. But if the number of students appearing in april session increases than the 8.69 lakh will be replaced by the number in formula and your rank will change.  Estimation of obc rank is quiet difficult as we don't have number of obc candidates data. You can also use rank predictor

https://engineering.careers360.com/jee-main-rank-predictor

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my younger brother got 98.3 percentile in 2020 jan general cat. mains exam can he get Top 10 NIT for CSE ?

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

Hii

For his 98.3 percentile he won't be in top 10000 rank, and thus won't get CSE in top 10 NITs. But he may definitely get CSE in some IIITs or lower NITs. He may get ECE in average NITs, and can go for branch change after 1st year in college. Or even he can appear for jee mains once again and get better score.

All the best

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I scored 59.13%ile in CAT. For which colleges i should apply ?

shubham gautam 23rd Jan, 2020

Hello Vandit,

Here is the list of colleges which accept 50-60 percentile score in CAT along with their location, courses offered and fees.

  • School of Management Sciences (SMS), Lucknow

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM  Total Fees: Rs.1,90,000-3,80,000

  • New Delhi Institute of Management(NDIM), New Delhi

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM  Total Fees:  Rs. 8,25,000

  • School of Management Sciences, Varanasi

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM  Total Fees: Rs. 2,40,000

  • Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM  Total Fees: Rs. 6,50,000-9,00,000

  • Bengal Institute of Business Studies, Kolkata

Courses Offered: MBA +PGPBM/PGPFM  Total Fees: Rs. 4,80,000

  • Doon Business School, Dehradun

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM  Total Fees: Rs. 4,11,500-6,56,000

  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM  Total Fees:  Rs. 8,00,000

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM  Total Fees: Rs. 5,98,000

  • Githam Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam

Courses Offered: MBA, PGDM  Total Fees: Rs. 7,20,000

Here is another tip, you can also apply to top B Schools such as Symbiosis, XLRI and Narsee Monjee which conduct their own entrance exams. Its not just the exam score which is considered but also your performance in class 10th and 12th along with graduation percentage which will help you to get a place in top B-schools.

Hope this Information helps.

Best wishes for your future!


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my name is shivam Chavan i scored 70%in 10th and 78% in 12th and I belong to sc category. so if i score above 70 percentile in CAT, is there any chance for me to get call from IIM-A?

Sampriti Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
IIM Ahmedabad requires a minimum of 70 percentile in CAT for students falling in SC category with 60 percentile each in all the sections. But IIMs not only consider the CAT scores, it takes into account various other factors while giving a call. So considering your academic record you must score more than 80 percentile in order to get a call from IIM Ahmedabad.

Good Luck
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i can not give CAT exam, can i go for MAT,,,,,,, is only MAT is sufficient for mba admission

Khusji 22nd Jan, 2020

Hello!!

Yes you can, MAT score is accepted by more than 600 B- schools in the country.

You can know about all the colleges which take admission through MAT on our page link-

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/mat-participating-institutes

You can check selection procedure through MAT on our page-

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